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Charter of the United Nations

Chapter XII — International Trusteeship System

Article 80

1. Except as may be agreed upon in individual trusteeship agreements, made under Articles 77, 79, and 81, placing each territory under the trusteeship system, and until such agreements have been concluded, nothing in this Chapter shall be construed in or of itself to alter in any manner the rights whatsoever of any states or any peoples or the terms of existing international instruments to which Members of the United Nations may respectively be parties.

2. Paragraph 1 of this Article shall not be interpreted as giving grounds for delay or postponement of the negotiation and conclusion of agreements for placing mandated and other territories under the trusteeship system as provided for in Article 77.

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Repertory of Practice (1945–1954), volume 4 View PDF file
  Supplement No 1 (1954–1955), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 2 (1955–1959), volume 3 View PDF file
  Supplement No 3 (1959–1966), volume 3 View PDF file
  Supplement No 4 (1966–1969), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 5 (1970–1978), volume 4 View PDF file
  Supplement No 6 (1979–1984), volume 5 View PDF file
  Supplement No 7 (1985–1988), volume 5* View PDF file
  Supplement No 8 (1989–1994), volume 5* View PDF file
  Supplement No 9 (1995–1999), volume 5* View PDF file

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